Odds 'n Sods:

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012

A link courtesy of The Woodpile Report: Mysterious radiation event of 774 might be (a little) less mysterious. A solar flare 20 times more powerful than the oft-cited Carrington event! (How do you like your microcircuits? Regular or extra crispy?)

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Bob Owens: The terror of the anti-liberty movement. (Thanks to G.S. for the link.)

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H.L. was the first of several readers to mention this news story: Florida nears 1 million permits for concealed weapons. [JWR's Comment: In the 1980s and 1990s many hand-wringing editorialists loudly predicted that crime rates would skyrocket and that there would be blood in the streets and an atmosphere "like the Wild West" in those states that adopted non-discretionary CCW laws. (And, BTW, they still are still parroting the same nonsense, in Illinois.) But instead, at the same time that CCW became predominant in the United States, crime rates fell steadily, "baffling the experts." I'm not baffled, in the least! Some of the drop in crime is attributable to America's aging demographics, but the rest can be chalked up to criminals living in fear of an increasingly armed citizenry. If you aren't packin', you're slackin'.] And speaking of keeping guns handy, F.G. sent this: Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens.

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Wayne S. mentioned a good article by Massad Ayoob, arguably the most respected trainer of law enforcement officials and other citizens in the US in the use of firearms. His thoughts on how to prevent mass murders.

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A clever new product: the Snare-Vival-Trap. From the photo, some folks can visualize another potential use that, ahem, relates to self-defense. I'd recommend buying a few.


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